In his third blog former Detective Superintendent Alan Caton OBE outlines how Suffolk police responded to street prostitution after five young women were brutally murdered. All five women were trapped in a world of prostitution; all were vulnerable and addicted to drugs.
In this, my fourth blog in the series, I will outline how the Ipswich Street Prostitution Strategy was formulated and how it was turned into effective operational activity. How we overcame the challenge of getting a range of agencies to sign up to one single aim and a new approach....
When the multiagency safeguarding hub (MASH) receives a contact, the MASH screening officers for social care first check if the child already has a social worker. If there is an allocated social worker, they are considered to be the best person to support the child.
Government has published a new action plan for tackling child sexual exploitation, including an extension of the wilful neglect offence to children’s social care, education and elected members where people have been found to have failed in their duty to take action in respect of cases of abuse and neglect.
In the UK and internationally the face of public services has changed dramatically in the past three decades. This is as a result of political beliefs and fast moving government policies that impact on provision in the wake of the financial crisis.
When the new Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH) model was introduced in 2009, for the first time it enabled police services and partner agencies to use a common checklist to identify and assess risk with victims of domestic abuse.